Features

The Adventures of Dieter Lumpen

RM Rhodes presents commentary on The Adventures of Dieter Lumpen by Jorge Zentner and Ruben Pellejero ————————————————————————————————— Jargon is awesome. Comics has a lot of it. One of the more interesting terms is the artistic technique of spotting black areas. This is often shortened to “spotted blacks”. That is, determining what areas of a given page […]

Copy Kitty – Kyung Me

We are pleased to present a new comic by Kyung Me, made for Comics Workbook – Copy Kitty (May 2017). ————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————— Kyung Me is an artist who makes autobiographical work by creating avatars for herself. Her latest avatar is Copy Kitty. Kyung Me is best known for her Bad Korean comics. Her book Bad Korean […]

Anthologies

RM Rhodes – curator of the Heavy Metal Magazine tumblr – brings some thoughts on the history of anthologies. ————————————————————————————————— Anthologies and episodic publishing arrived in Western Europe at more or less the same time, which makes sense. When you have four partial stories, it’s easier to bundle them together in a common publication and tell customers […]

The Comics That My Parents Read

I’ve been meaning to write something about these comics since I found out about them a year ago. Before this I never knew my parents read comics in their youth. They both grew up in Mexico (b. 1964 and 1966) in small pueblos, and left their houses at 14 and 19 to work. I was so curious […]

Blinkers – Sunday Pages (2)

Blinkers Jack Brougham (View the first 10 pages HERE) Sunday, April 23rd 2017 Sunday, April 30th 2017 Sunday, May 14th 2017 Sunday, May 21st 2017

Looking on the Past

Zhang Leping’s manhua The Wandering Life of Sanmao (三毛流浪记) follows Sanmao, a young boy continuously faced with personal and political hardship. This is a comic which reflects the time which preceded it, with veracity and tenderness. Prior to his comics career, Leping served as a captain of the Military Affairs Department comic propaganda team. The […]

Conversation with images: ERIK NEBEL AND THE SPIRITUALITY OF COLOR

Erik Nebel is a contemporary comics maker, whose body of work is predominantly published digitally. The comics world is founded on a history of printed matter, and it often unintentionally disenfranchises work that is strictly made for the web. Web comics typically have their own forum apart from comics made for print, which is self-categorizing. Erik […]

Gloria Rivera – Rowhouse Residency Report

Gloria Rivera is a comics artist from Canyon Country, CA. An alum of the Santoro Correspondence Course for Comic Book Makers, and a member of the CW Roller Derby League, she joined us in Pittsburgh for a Comics Workbook Rowhouse Residency March 23rd-29th 2017. Here are Gloria’s thoughts about her experience, in her own words.  ————————————————————————————————————— The Quick List […]

Adam Griffiths – Rowhouse Residency Report

Adam Griffiths is a comics artist from Takoma Park, MD. He joined us in Pittsburgh for a Comics Workbook Rowhouse Residency January 29th-February 4th 2017. Here are his thoughts about visiting the city and his Rowhouse Residency experience. ————————————————————————————————————— The focus for my residency was completion – this is to say, I had a project I was interested in […]

The Rook – Drew Alderfer

  ————————————————————————————————— The Rook was made for the Santoro Correspondence Course for Comic Book Makers in 2014. Meaty Comics (Drew Alderfer) makes and publishes comic books and art.  Meaty Comics is based in Queens, NY.  Check out more of his work HERE.